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VideoGames
Aug 18, 2003



ShallNoiseUpon posted:

I lucid dreamed once in my life and with that freedom I chose to play the trombone. In a ska bad. Thanks, brain.

You are a real big fish now.

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ShallNoiseUpon
Sep 10, 2010


Everyone get your best ska-based owns in on me, make me feel less than jake.

Barudak
May 7, 2007



mango sentinel posted:

Firing your creative and narrative leads six months before you can the whole dev team is certainly a bold strategy from Paradox.

There was such a big gap the new ones got hired and have been working for 2-3 months.

Whats even more baffling is Paradox owns a hefty chunk of Hardpoint so its the weirdest firing from a project possible.

RBA Starblade
Apr 27, 2008

Going Home.



Games Idiot Court Jester


ShallNoiseUpon posted:

Everyone get your best ska-based owns in on me, make me feel less than jake.

It's OK, we know you're doing everything you can

Barudak
May 7, 2007



ShallNoiseUpon posted:

Everyone get your best ska-based owns in on me, make me feel less than jake.

I would but I've never listened to ska music longer than it takes to finish the sentence "hey, can you please turn that off"

Simone Magus
Sep 29, 2020


ShallNoiseUpon posted:

Everyone get your best ska-based owns in on me, make me feel less than jake.

It's okay, you're a mighty good boss

LawfulWaffle
Mar 11, 2014

Well, that aligns with the vibes I was getting. Which was, like, "normal" kinda vibes.


I canít tell if my tinnitus has gotten worse over the last month or if Iím just more aware of it lately but I feel like Iím going crazy. Iíve had a light buzz for years but now my mind keeps going back to it and focusing on it and itís starting to drive me batty.

Vermain
Sep 5, 2006





Cardiovorax posted:

Because if there's one thing that is well-known to do a software project good, it's taking it away from the development team in mid development and handing it to a different to make sense of what the previous guys already did with it, lol

There must have been something seriously going off the rails behind the scenes for them to do what's almost always the death knell of a product.

Hunt11
Jul 24, 2013



Grimey Drawer

It feels weird hearing this come from Paradox as my impression is that they were a very stable company.

FlowerRhythmREMIX
Nov 4, 2011

GAMING is praxis!





VideoGames posted:

FlowerRYTHMN

Well, that is certainly one way to spell that

Rarity
Oct 21, 2010

CUTEST IN THE WORLD
QUEEN OF THE SIMPS
RARITY-CHAN





Cardiovorax posted:

Because if there's one thing that is well-known to do a software project good, it's taking it away from the development team in mid development and handing it to a different to make sense of what the previous guys already did with it, lol

Metroid Prime 4's gonna be great though

FutonForensic
Nov 11, 2012



Grimey Drawer

LawfulWaffle posted:

I can’t tell if my tinnitus has gotten worse over the last month or if I’m just more aware of it lately but I feel like I’m going crazy. I’ve had a light buzz for years but now my mind keeps going back to it and focusing on it and it’s starting to drive me batty.

Get a high-quality headphone band (I use SleepPhones) and download a white noise app. It's been immensely helpful in getting me rest.

Edit: Also consider scheduling an appointment with an ENT specialist, tinnitus can be exacerbated by things like deep wax buildup or higher blood pressure.

FutonForensic fucked around with this message at 15:23 on Feb 23, 2021

VideoGames
Aug 18, 2003



FlowerRhythmREMIX posted:

Well, that is certainly one way to spell that

The word Rhythm is one I struggle with every day. And it hurts, because I love funk so much. The Rhytmn is going to get me.

fridge corn
Apr 2, 2003





ShallNoiseUpon posted:

I lucid dreamed once in my life and with that freedom I chose to play the trombone. In a ska bad. Thanks, brain.

Hey I played trombone in a ska band....

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

It's hard to play rhythm games on an isthmus with phthisic hands

Arrrthritis
May 31, 2007



Hunt11 posted:

It feels weird hearing this come from Paradox as my impression is that they were a very stable company.

My impression thusfar is that as a developer they are pretty stable and rad but as a publisher a bit of a nightmare to work with.

LawfulWaffle
Mar 11, 2014

Well, that aligns with the vibes I was getting. Which was, like, "normal" kinda vibes.


FutonForensic posted:

Get a high-quality headphone band (I use SleepPhones) and download a white noise app. It's been immensely helpful in getting me rest.

Edit: Also consider scheduling an appointment with an ENT specialist, tinnitus can be exacerbated by things like deep wax buildup or higher blood pressure.

I appreciate the advice. I can see the wax build up maybe being a factor so I should look into your ENT recommendation.

Mode 7
Jul 28, 2007

zigged when I should have zagreus'd



VideoGames posted:

The word Rhythm is one I struggle with every day. And it hurts, because I love funk so much. The Rhytmn is going to get me.

"Rhythm Helps Your Two Hands Move" is a mnemonic deeply, deeply lodged into my brain.

Waffleman_
Jan 20, 2011

I'm just goin' with the FLOW, baby.




Sony is doing the Play At Home thing again this year, they'll be offering free games and other goodies over the next free months. Starting on March 1, you can get Ratchet and Clank free to keep.

VideoGames
Aug 18, 2003



Mode 7 posted:

"Rhythm Helps Your Two Hands Move" is a mnemonic deeply, deeply lodged into my brain.

:aaaaaa:

beautiful. Thank you.

Looper
Mar 1, 2012





fridge corn posted:

Hey I played trombone in a ska band....

I'm sorry

CharlieFoxtrot
Mar 26, 2007


Hunt11 posted:

It feels weird hearing this come from Paradox as my impression is that they were a very stable company.

Isn't it that Paradox Development Studios has been rock-solid as a dev team, but Paradox Interactive the publisher has been a lot more hit and miss

punk rebel ecks
Dec 11, 2010

We dance for socialism!


Lurdiak posted:

I got bad news about basically any Japanese drama show's social messages lol.

Watching that stuff feels like reading comics from the 50s sometimes.

The story of the "genius" who constantly harasses the Korea diner girl was obnoxious enough.

But the story of the mother who constantly bats for her son with the resolution being that she found a grandnephew (who's not a shithead) and going "alls well that ends well" was just downright insulting.

THE AWESOME GHOST
Oct 21, 2005



exquisite tea posted:

Yuzo did some guest tracks on SOR4 but most of the OST was composed by Oliver Deriviere.

And itís very good

FirstAidKite
Nov 8, 2009


ShallNoiseUpon posted:

Everyone get your best ska-based owns in on me, make me feel less than jake.

Here I am doing everything I can holding on to what I am pretending I'm a SNUperman

Weedle
May 31, 2006





deriviere's score for dontnod's "vampyr" is also excellent

I said come in!
Jun 22, 2004



Little Nightmares II has hat collecting.

nachos
Jun 27, 2004

Wario Chalmers! WAAAAAAAAAAAAA!


You canít have a name like Olivier deriviere and not be extremely talented

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011
I got chased out of the Monster Hunter thread for garbage posting, now I shit up other Games threads with useless low-effort uninformed aggro noise. I somehow think "VN nerds" are beneath me and I belong on your ignore list.

More like Oliver Derriere.

Oxxidation
Jul 22, 2007


nachos posted:

You canít have a name like Olivier deriviere and not be extremely talented

i don't know, his work is pretty derivieritive

Khanstant
Apr 5, 2007



VideoGames posted:

A combination of playing through New Vegas again (because I had a hankering after remembering I had never completed it or played any of the DLCs) and Rise of the Tomb Raider (which I am surprised to discover I like more than I thought I would, but only on PC) managed to stir another game longing in me.

So on Friday afternoon I reinstalled Skyrim and am somehow 19 hours in already. I would love to understand what it is about Skyrim that connects with me that Morrowind and Oblivion do not.

People who have played all three - what are the biggest differences? Story is not one of them because I do not do story in Bethesda games, I just like to explore and loot like Indiana Jones but as far as I can see, they are not drastically different from each other.

In Morrowind I made it off the boat and got a bit lost.
In Oblivion I made it out of the main dungeon and into safety.
In Skyrim I have about 400 hours of just milling about down in the south east of the map. (I have the screenshot on my home pc and will post later) and do not get bored of it. By fan account Oblivion is better than Skyrim and Morrowind is better than both. Is it the setup? Do I need to mod the heck out of Morrowind and Oblivion for QoL stuff or is it just a me thing?

I think it's just a personal thing and I'm not sure modding could ever turn around your initial impression, unless your impression was "if only these few things were a lil different." Never was a combination of Skyrim mods that got me to play it on PC for more than a little bit. Seems people tend to like the first ES game that was new when they got sucked in, but I don't think that's the case for you is it? Trying to rack my brain why a body would enjoy Skyrim over Morrowind (not ever bothering to try and imagine why anyone would ever play Oblivion again, it's only cultural contribution is oblivion npc meme). I think it's possibly because Skyrim always gives you something clear to do. It's not usually super interesting, challenging, fun, engaging, or worthwhile, but goddamn if they don't always have some glowing marker and trail leading you somewheres that'll get you somethings. It takes a lot of the stuff you'd do wandering around and exploring naturally and turns them into digestible bits and steers you exactly where to go, sans horse mountaineering.

Morrowind is a struggle, you're rolling hit dice on attacks, you're reading NPC dialogue for directions and the NPC is sometimes wrong, you're looking for anything you can identify as a landmark in the ashlands. What do you do, where do you go, why do that? Those are questions in Morrowind you always need to sort out for yourself. If you wanna be indiana jones in Morrowind, you'll need to learn the differences between one elf family from the next so when you raid their tomb, you don't waste time on the poor chump tombs. Even when you do find a juicy tomb, the best treasure might be hidden in an alcove above you that you need levitation to reach, and in there behind a wall, is actually a little nook with the same texture as the wall hiding an even rarer treasure. Then some ghost saps your strength and you're out of potions and have to recall to vivec or whatever.

Skyrim tells you where to go, what to do there, theoretically there's a reason why but it's never important, often the task itself is just procedurally generated, go to [x], kill [y] and gather [z]. Then you go do that, come back, get reward. You pop into a cave, the game checks your level, then makes the cave appropriate for you so you fight enemies you can beat and get treasure for about your level.

In Morrowind, once you finish the tutorial/char-gen you leave this dinky port town and wander into a dank swampy forest, where an elf falls screaming out of the sky and dies in a crumpled heap at your feet. The game, meanwhile, is vaguely encouraging maybe investing some bandit caves or going to visit some drug addict in some other town... but really from here you kind of start exploring and figuring out your own motivations, but yeah, it's also quite possibly to get lost with no idea where you "Should" be going because you should just do whatever the hell suits your whims (but not everybody has that kind of impulse).

Skyrim it's like 8 minutes before you can even move, but they use that time to deliver some exposition, set up some politics and characters, then there's a big flashy dragon set piece you run from before getting dumped into the world proper. By then you've already been started to be established as The Guy, you're given the broad strokes of the game's main conflicts, and you're set on a path that will almost inevitably funnel you to the next intended areas.

I think another thing Skyrim did well, at the expense of any good magic + spell crafting whatsoever, was the shout acquisition being a steady motivation for exploring certain content. Less about the generic loot that will always be trash compared to crafted poo poo and more about getting another dragon letter or whatever to unlock a new special power. Morrowind let you do a ton of cool stuff with magic, but it was hard and who knows how many ever bothered to figure it out. Trapping souls into gems alone is probably a step too far for most players. Beating some dungeon and puzzle to get a new dragon abc? Anyone can grok that immediately.

TL;DR Skyrim is way more streamlined and designed to be the sort of thing where you can suddenly find yourself XX hours in having really only puttered around [anywhere]. It's potato chips. Morrowind is Doritos but they just gave you some masa, milk, oil, and spice and you gotta fuckin make the dorito

RBA Starblade
Apr 27, 2008

Going Home.



Games Idiot Court Jester


Lol doing the Dark Souls Randomizer and it instantly gave me the Black Knight Halberd

Not sure I even need to keep playing

haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

MG Survive: How do my pet idiots keep injuring themselves when all they do is hang around camp eating the food I bring home

And what's the point of contributing medical supplies to the community station if I still have to interrupt my very important zombie grabass expeditions to come back and put a bandage on your booboo

Is this what being a working parent is like

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011
I got chased out of the Monster Hunter thread for garbage posting, now I shit up other Games threads with useless low-effort uninformed aggro noise. I somehow think "VN nerds" are beneath me and I belong on your ignore list.

haveblue posted:

MG Survive: How do my pet idiots keep injuring themselves when all they do is hang around camp eating the food I bring home
Choked on a Roasted Gerbil. Those bones are tiny.

Wamdoodle
May 15, 2007

Yes, it is what it looks like!



Grimey Drawer

haveblue posted:

MG Survive: How do my pet idiots keep injuring themselves when all they do is hang around camp eating the food I bring home

And what's the point of contributing medical supplies to the community station if I still have to interrupt my very important zombie grabass expeditions to come back and put a bandage on your booboo

Is this what being a working parent is like

Zombie Grabass Expeditions would have been a great threadname

FlowerRhythmREMIX
Nov 4, 2011

GAMING is praxis!





Khanstant posted:



TL;DR Skyrim is way more streamlined and designed to be the sort of thing where you can suddenly find yourself XX hours in having really only puttered around [anywhere]. It's potato chips. Morrowind is Doritos but they just gave you some masa, milk, oil, and spice and you gotta fuckin make the dorito

Honestly, it sounds like Skyrim is very easy to just pick-up and play as opposed to Morrowind.

juggalo baby coffin
Dec 2, 2007

How would the dog wear goggles and even more than that, who makes the goggles?



i was tricked into buying farm simulator by friends who said we were going to play it but we played exactly enough of it to not be able to refund it any more before everyone else got bored and stopped playing it. i hate my life.

RBA Starblade
Apr 27, 2008

Going Home.



Games Idiot Court Jester


juggalo baby coffin posted:

i was tricked into buying farm simulator by friends who said we were going to play it but we played exactly enough of it to not be able to refund it any more before everyone else got bored and stopped playing it. i hate my life.

Regret is an integral part of the farming experience through most of history

Cardiovorax
Jun 5, 2011
I got chased out of the Monster Hunter thread for garbage posting, now I shit up other Games threads with useless low-effort uninformed aggro noise. I somehow think "VN nerds" are beneath me and I belong on your ignore list.

FlowerRhythmREMIX posted:

Honestly, it sounds like Skyrim is very easy to just pick-up and play as opposed to Morrowind.
It absolutely is. Morrowind is a combination of very complex systems that are each almost enough to carry a game all by themselves. Oblivion and Skyrim have progressively stripped down that system to its absolute basics to the point where you barely need to know anything about it anything before you can jump just right in. "Skills get better as you use them" and "perks give you special benefits, but only once per level" sums up absolutely everything you need to know to create a character and just start playing, unlike Morrowind, in which each race had a specific spread of stats and skill affinities that then compounded with the class you selected, which affected how quickly you leveled when using only some of your skills, et cetera et cetera.

Skyrim has superior accessibility in basically every sense. Of course, something is also lost in the transition, but that's not a question of better or worse but rather which kind of game you like more.

Cardiovorax fucked around with this message at 18:31 on Feb 23, 2021

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haveblue
Aug 15, 2005




Toilet Rascal

Cardiovorax posted:

Choked on a Roasted Gerbil. Those bones are tiny.

They get poisoned even when there's plenty of shared cooked food, they must be eating random poo poo off the ground when I'm not looking

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